Fernando Torres has admitted he offered Alvaro Morata advice before joining Chelsea but says the striker’s start to life in England shows he does not need any help.
“I spoke with [Morata] before he joined Chelsea and told him I would be always on the phone if he needed any advice or if I could help him,” Torres is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror.
“Looking at the start he has made it doesn’t look like he needs any advice at all – already he is playing well and scoring goals.
“Chelsea have one of the best strikers in Europe – and I am sure he is going to win trophies with them.”
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone knows his side will have to pay Alvaro Morata close attention if they are to record their first Champions League win of the season.
‘Morata is a very important player,’ Simeone told reporters at his pre-match press conference
‘He has great movement in the box, he knows how to play with his back to goal and can keep the ball.
‘He will perform really well at Chelsea alongside players like Willian, [Eden] Hazard and Pedro.’